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Standard: Level 3

Course Length: 36 Months

Course Description


A Digital Engineering Technician provides support to digital engineers and specialists in completing complex tasks using digital engineering techniques. Further producing detailed solutions to optimise the performance of built environment projects.

This programme contains two sub sections depending on the nature of the apprentice’s employer i.e. Civil Engineering (CET) & Construction and the Built Environment (DET). The Learners will gain a broad understanding of technologies and materials used in modern day construction, site surveying, and setting out skills alongside with subject-specific mathematics, Manual and CAD Drawing skills, Health & safety in Construction, Building Regulations, Resolving challenges in construction projects, Advance mathematical skills.  Curriculum intent: there are 7 Mandatory and 3 Optional by discussion and reflective of apprentice job role.

Course Profile

Career Pathways


When you have achieved this qualification, you have a choice of going on to further learning and can apply to University to study a range of qualifications within the construction and Built Environment sector;

  • Architectural Design Technology
  • Surveying
  • Construction Management
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architecture

Job Opportunities (Not an exhaustive list)


With experience, you can lead a team of technicians or go into other project management roles.

You can also specialise in particular areas of the job, like working on highways, rail or energy sector projects.

  • CAD Technician
  • Auto CAD Designer
  • Structural Revit Technician
  • CAD Detailer
  • Design Engineer
  • Metalwork Designer
  • Engineering Designer